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101 questions with Matty Phillips

Matty Phillips is the next Albion man to step up and face the random questions in our new feature.

To recap, each Baggie will pick 10 numbers. Behind each number is a question. The questions cover a wide range of topics including football, personal life and personal opinions on just about everything.

Kieran Gibbs and Romaine Sawyers have already had a go, so let’s check out how our No.10 got on.

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Welcome to 101 Questions, Matty. Which 10 numbers would you like to pick?

“I’ll go for 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and 100 please.”


10 – Favourite pair of football boots you’ve ever had and why are they special to you?

“When I was about 14 or 15 I went on Nike ID and created an all-white Tiempo pair of boots. Those were my favourites. I used to love all-white boots but they rarely make them in one colour.”


20 – Who’s the funniest player at Albion and why?

“There’s a few actually for different reasons. Gareth Barry has to be up there. Young Kyle Edwards. He brings a lot to the table. However, I’m going to go with the skipper Jake Livermore. Jake and GB (Gareth Barry) together are a great combination.”


30 – What’s the best birthday present you ever received?

“I’ve had a few good gifts and experiences for my birthdays, but one that sticks out is when I was about six or seven and my parents organised a trip to St James' Park and I met Shaka Hislop. It would have to be that birthday or my 21st when I had Tim Westwood as DJ.”


40 – Who’s Albion’s hardman?

“Hardman? That’s a tough one. I’ve heard First Team Coach Julian Dicks can hold his own. Jake would be up there, I guess. Ahmed Hegazi isn’t one to be crossed.”

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50 – Which language would you most like to learn and why?

“I’d love to learn French. It’s the language of love, isn’t it?”


60 – Favourite unhealthy food to eat?

“Easy. Indian or Chinese.”


70 – Who’s the most intelligent player in the Albion squad?

"Hal Robson-Kanu. For sure. He’s the most intelligent."

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80 – If you’re having a bad day, what and who makes you feel better?

"Going home to the Mrs and kids always helps. I’m a big music fan also, so one of those two is sure to do the trick."


90 – How many pairs of shoes/ trainers do you own and which is your favourite pair?

"Shoes and trainers are my guilty pleasure. I have so many. I’d say well over 100 pairs. My favourite would be one of my Jordan 3 pairs."


100 – Have you got any secret talents?

"It’s not so much a talent, but I do plaits in my stepdaughter’s hair."

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